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Presenting Forensic Swabbing Techniques at Westwood College

Dec 22, 2014 3:09:00 PM

Recently Puritan’s Director of Sales - South Region, Elaine Seavey Maliff, had the opportunity to present on forensic swabbing techniques to a class of CSI students at Westwood College in Atlanta. Read her account below. 

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic, Forensics

Best Forensic Product of 2014: Puritan’s Cap-Shure®

Dec 15, 2014 1:41:00 PM

We’ve always taken pride in providing the forensic field with the highest quality devices and materials, and this year they’ve shown their appreciation by awarding Puritan’s Cap-Shure® Cotton Tipped Applicator one of Forensic Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Best Forensic Product of 2014!

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Topics: Forensics

Why Flocked Swabs Should Not be Coated

Dec 12, 2014 1:22:00 PM

Flocked swabs have been hailed by the microbiology and diagnostic communities for their ability to absorb and elute more specimen than traditional fiber or foam swabs. But not all flocked swabs are created equal. 

Some flocked swabs, like Copan's eSwab, are coated with biopolymers that are said to “improve the recovery and survival of organisms.”

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic

Puritan Flocked Swabs: HydraFlock® vs. PurFlock Ultra® - What's the Difference?

Dec 8, 2014 11:58:00 AM

Why are flocked swabs more effective at collecting and eluting specimens than other swab types? It all comes down to the materials and construction. The type of fibers used, plus the swab's physical construction/manufacturing process, have an impact on results because it is the swab tip that comes in direct contact with the specimen to be collected. 

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic

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